The Tokoloshe Opens Durban International Film Festival

There was praise all round for the opening night of the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which featured the screening of the highly anticipated South African debut thriller/horror feature, The Tokoloshe. The film, which is produced by Dumi Gumbi and Cati Weinek of The Ergo Company, is directed by Jerome Pikwane, who is the co-writer, with novelist Richard

UKZN Contributes to Book on Architecture in a Democratic South Africa

UKZN Architecture lecturers, Mrs Bridget Horner and Mr Juan Solis-Arias, together with 12 alumni, have contributed to a book titled: 10+ years 100 Projects – Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. Published by Bell-Roberts and edited and convened by retired University of Pretoria’s Professor Ora Joubert, the book documents the most meritorious final-year design dissertations from the

School of Education Hosts Masakhane Youth Leadership Course

The School of Education, in partnership with Community Development Association (CDA), a student-run community outreach organisation, hosted the 17th annual Masakhane Youth Leadership Course (MYLC) for Grade 11 learners from predominantly disadvantaged schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Participants enjoyed enriching activities and teaching from some of the University’s best academics during the week-long course. Topics included democratic

UKZN Religion Discipline Gives 67 Minutes for Mandela

The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics recently participated in the 67 minutes for Mandela initiative in partnership with NPO Creative Junkies Foundation (CJF). Armed with the idea of creating a vibey and interesting learning space, Social Sciences student, Ms Busi Chibambo, her team of professional artists including well-known Durban graffiti artists Mook Lion, Kev7 and JazTeq as

Art for Social Change

UKZN’s School of Arts (Drama and Performance Studies, Media and Cultural Studies and Centre for Communication, Media and Society-CCMS) in partnership with NPO ARROWSA and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) recently collaboratively hosted the International Youth Indra Congress. Held on the Howard College campus, the Congress was a six-day art for social change for youth between

Bursaries for Diligent Humanities Students

Four students from the College of Humanities: Ms Nosipho Gabela, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Samkelisiwe Mkhize and Ms Nobuhle Magadlela, were recently awarded bursaries from the NGO Silibona Educational Trust. The Trust provides financial support and mentoring to students who face economic hardship so that they may complete their higher education studies. Full Article. Bursaries for Diligent

Mandela Centenary concert at UKZN Jazz Centre

UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents a double bill gig with Andile Yenana Sextet: Umnqgonqgo Wabantu and UKZN lecturer Mr Burton Naidoo in Celebration of the Mandela Centenary on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 18:00. Mr Andile Yenana’s presents his latest compositions recorded during his Swiss residency in 2017. His music is

Mandela 100 Celebrated Through Film

To honour the 100th anniversary birthday celebrations of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will present three films that provide fascinating insights into the late giant’s life. The DIFF, which is organised by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities takes place from 19 to 29 July and will

Humanities PhD students engage in proposal writing workshop

The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) recently hosted a workshop for PhD students who are in the process of writing their proposals. The workshop aimed to assist students with their proposal development by providing them with the necessary insights that are required for their write up. Students also presented their study to the academics

Author Speaks on ‘Spiritual World’ in Madagascar

Renowned Malagasy author, Mr Johary Ravaloson, visited the School of Arts on the Pietermaritzburg campus to address a group of French literature students who had studied his works throughout the semester. Formerly a lawyer, Ravaloson is the author of the novels Les Larmes d’Ietse and Géotropiques and of the anthology of short stories, Les Nuits d’Antananarivo. He also runs Dodo Vole, a